Personalities | Siegel-Schwall Band | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1964–present)

College mates Corky Siegel (harmonica, piano) and Jim Schwall (guitar) started out as a duo. They softened the electric blues they heard in Chicago with acoustic guitar and folk-music leanings. They expanded – adding Jos Davidson (bass, vocals) and Russ Chadwick (drums) – and made their debut album for the Vanguard label in 1966. They disbanded in 1974 following a unique blues concerto grosso by William Russo with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but reformed in 1988 and released the live Siegel-Schwall Reunion Concert.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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